Course Title : Semiconductor Engineering Adv.

Code 10C810
Course Year Master Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 3rd
Location A1-001
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Prof. Tsunenobu Kimoto (Department of Electronic Science and Engineering)

Course Description

This course explores the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and engineering, which are esseantial to understand semiconductor materials and devices.


Final examination and a few reports

Course Goals

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Band theory 2-3 Electronic band structures are discussed. Nearly free electron and tight-binding approachs are explained. Band structures of major semiconductors such as Si and GaAs are also discussed.
Carrier transport and scattering 3-4 Carrier transport and electrical conduction are explained by using the Boltzmann transport equation. Scattering mechanism of carriers and mobility are discussed.
High-field effect 2-3 Drift of carriers and junction breakdown under high electric field are discussed. A few phenomena under high magnetic field are also explained.
Defects in semiconductors 1-2 Crystallographic and electronic properties of defects (both extended and point defects) in a semiconductor are explained.
MOS physics 2-3 Energy band diagrams and carrier statistics in a metal/insulator/semiconductor (MIS) structure are discussed.


No textbook is assigned.


S. M. Sze Physics of Semiconductor Devices (Wiley Interscience)
P.Y.Yu and M. Cardona Fundamentals of Semiconductors (Springer)


Semiconductor engineering, quantum mechanics (undergraduate level)

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

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